Recruiting

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The Joplin Police Department is committed to employing the highest quality law-enforcement officers possible to help achieve our organization's mission of providing professional service and protection through leadership and partnership with our community. To that end, we shall practice a rigorous selection procedure while simultaneously affording all applicants equal consideration regardless of race, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability, handicap, creed, color, sex, or religious affiliation. All job appointments are based on merit and fitness for the position. Where possible, the department provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of qualified people.

Please review the links provided for more information about becoming a Joplin Police Officer.


Have more questions than this website has answers?  Contact our recruiting team!


(417) 623-8142

Sergeant Shawn Dodson

Officer Shelby Howard

OR

Human Resource Department  (417) 624-0820

Joplin Police Department  (417) 623-3131